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by ralphr1780
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Belgium

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

rfs1957 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Great suggestions, thanks.

The car is way off being ready to have an engine fitted to it, Ralph, and this will keep me busy whilst I wait.
Well, I thought you were almost there Rory. Bon courage!
by ralphr1780
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Building an Engine Test Bed
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Belgium

Re: Building an Engine Test Bed

Although I am always impressed by your work Rory, can't refrain from asking: wouldn't it have taken the same (or less) time and efforts to fit it directly on the car? :shrug: :scratchheadyellow:
by ralphr1780
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1
Replies: 41
Views: 1623
Belgium

Re: [edited] Spin on oil filter vs retrofitting OEM filter housing on Series 1

Serge, congrats for reaching a good fit of the canister ultimately. I feel your painful experience because I lived the same. A slight difference though: the thin seal provided with the filter was too thin, so when tightening the canister edge simply twisted it and I got 3 liters of oil on the garage...
by ralphr1780
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 11554
Belgium

Re: Sovy Failure

Tim, this is surely better than the current repro bottles available on the usuals.
Although psychologically I am not well prepared to accept a bmw part on my car :oops:
The other valid option is to locate old original ones that look darkened and clean them, they would keep you going for years.
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 5774
Belgium

Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Series1 Stu wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Looks nice. I wonder who's car it is.
Almost chrisfell's car, taking an opportunity :lol:
by ralphr1780
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Belgium

Re: Spark plug condition

Richard, sorry to say but your plugs do not look pretty to me, some matters should be addressed.
For comparison, here is a pic of my plugs after 1500km:
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by ralphr1780
Mon May 18, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Belgium

Re: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump

One similar that drove me nuts for days of investigation: the 2 lower bolts on the right bonnet hinge were a bit loose. Maybe worth checking.
by ralphr1780
Mon May 18, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Bathurst in a lightweight E
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Belgium

Re: Bathurst in a lightweight E

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by ralphr1780
Sat May 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Recent Driving Video
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Belgium

Re: My Recent Driving Video

Very enjoyable to watch and listen to, thanks for sharing.
by ralphr1780
Tue May 12, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 FHC Door Detail
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Belgium

Re: 3.8 FHC Door Detail

PaulColeman wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 pm
paulsco wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:18 am
Is that a velour door card?

Yes; the whole interior including the headlining was covered in this :shock: :scratchheadyellow:

Paul
Very Austin Powers :lol:
Or Monica Velours 8-)
by ralphr1780
Sun May 10, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: El garage de Horacio
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Belgium

Re: El garage de Horacio

My 17 years old son watched and said: this guy is great and has brought some fancy cars to the market, but if he likes so much the sleek design and simplicity of the E why would he go opposite and create such complicated cars? :seeingstars:
by ralphr1780
Thu May 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify what this spring is for
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Belgium

Re: Trying to identify what this spring is for

I have the same spring on mine too, built Oct 62.
by ralphr1780
Thu May 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El garage de Horacio
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Belgium

El garage de Horacio

A relaxing video to enjoy with a unique engine sound at the end :
by ralphr1780
Tue May 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Belgium

Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

Yes Mike, the guy apparently misspelled it.
But the car looks watertight enough to stand a pressure washer treat!
by ralphr1780
Tue May 05, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Belgium

Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

James, now that you have on the floor again have a look here how to give it a deep wash:

:dance:
by ralphr1780
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Back up and Running !
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Belgium

Re: Back up and Running !

Thanks to the team for the work done.
I have been applauding every evening one extra minute for them, hands ache less this morning :drinkingcheers: .
by ralphr1780
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1868
Belgium

Re: Virtual classic car show

… Rules…The more varied the display of vehicles the better, but as this is an E type forum all those attending the show must include at least a glimpse Of an E. ... Angus :thumbdown:, see the rules extract, so please post a picture or :policeblue: https://i.postimg.cc/3rb1XTch/IMG-3316-Red.jpg http...
by ralphr1780
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1868
Belgium

Re: Virtual classic car show

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by ralphr1780
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1868
Belgium

Re: Virtual classic car show

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by ralphr1780
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 43
Views: 2581
Belgium

Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

No intention to bore you further with this, but for sake of better illustration: this fuel bacteria enjoys ideal growth conditions in the interfacial surface between water and gasoline. Modern gasoline with ethanol has a tendency to condense water from ambiant air and absorb it. When resting, it wil...